Stone laser engraving

for granite, marble, basalt, ceramic or porcelain

Stone types suitable for laser engraving

Carving on stone, granite or marble offers incredible possibilities. Your personal message "written in stone" is a suitable gift for many occasions. Even detailed photos and graphics are possible with a Trotec laser. Laser engraving on stone is performed with a CO₂ laser engraver and is similar to a kind of "matting" of the material.

Stone types suitable for laser engraving

  • Granite
  • Marble
  • Slate
  • Basalt
  • Marble
  • Salt crystals
  • Pebbles
  • Stone tiles
  • Natural stone
  • Ceramic, porcelain
Laser engraved slate plate

Stone laser engraving

See which stone types a laser can engrave

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Applications for stone engraving

Laser engraving on stone is particularly effective with dark, polished, natural stones like granite, marble and basalt. The more homogeneous and fine-grained the stone is, the better the stone engraving results will be. White marble is also quite suitable for this application as it can produce a solid white stone engraving. It is not possible to laser cut stones.

Application examples

  • Arts and crafts
  • Decorations
  • Gift items and lucky charms
  • Design
  • Interior design
  • Stone tiles
  • Headstones
laser engraving on marble

Why should I buy a laser for stone engraving?

The surface of the stone is melted during laser engraving. Here, the material is processed directly. That is why no template has to be created for this application. Furthermore, the laser beam is the universal tool for all shapes and material thicknesses. Unlike milling cutters, no separate tool head is required for different materials, shapes or material thicknesses, saving time and money in the production process.

Function and advantages of laser technology

Incredible design opportunities

  • Virtually any design can be created with the laser including logos, individual texts and photos

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Ideal optics and optimal beam performance

Productive processing

  • There is no need to create a template
  • No retooling like with milling cutters

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • Speedy series: The fastest laser engravers available on the market with a maximum processing speed of 4.2 m/sec and an acceleration of 5 g

One tool for all shapes

  • No costs for new tools unlike with milling cutters
  • The laser beam is the universal tool for all material thicknesses and shapes

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • CeramiCore laser sources with a particularly long service life

Simple high-quality manufacturing

  • Designs are created in your usual graphics program and sent to the printer via the printer command

Advantages of a Trotec laser

  • JobControl® laser software: Simply intuitive. Work efficiently.

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Tips for engraving stone

What kinds of stones can be engraved with the laser?

Laser engraving on stone is particularly suitable for polished, ideally dark natural stones such as granite, marble, or basalt. The more homogeneous and fine-grained the stone, the better the results of the stone engraving will be. However, even pebbles can be processed well with the laser due to the smooth surface. Another ideal candidate: White marble – the laser engraver can produce a homogeneously white stone engraving.

Can stones be cut with the laser as well?

Laser cutting of stones is not possible.

How to get a stronger contrast during laser engraving on stone?

In order to achieve a stronger contrast, you can fill the engraving with synthetic resin or lacquer. Especially in the case of polished stones, the lacquer or the resin adheres particularly well to the engraved (and thus roughened) surface.

What must be taken into account when engraving photos?

As stones have an uneven surface, they are best suited for coarsely rasterized images (250–333 dpi). Very fine and detailed images may be difficult under certain circumstances, but this depends very much on the structure of the stone.

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